Dubnyk, Wild shut out Predators 4-0
ST PAUL: Devan Dubnyk made 23 saves for his third shutout of the season and Ryan Suter had a goal and two assists against his former team, helping the Minnesota Wild beat the Nashville Predators 4-0 on Saturday night. Mikael Granlund, Jonas Brodin and Thomas Vanek also scored for Minnesota, which had dropped three in a row. Suter notched his first career goal against the team he played for his first seven NHL seasons. Pekka Rinne made 23 saves for Nashville, which has been outscored 8-0 the past two games. The Predators lost at Columbus on Friday night. A testy game between Central Division foes featured three fights, and a 10minute misconduct against Nashville’s Mike Ribeiro.
STARS 3, SABRES 0
Antti Niemi got his second shutout this season, Jamie Benn scored two third-period goals and Dallas beat Buffalo for its fifth straight win. Niemi made 22 saves to shut down a Sabres team that has only scored four goals in its last four games. Benn’s first goal was at 7:11 after the Stars failed to score on their first four power plays. He scored again at 9:04, and Tyler Seguin assisted on both goals. The Stars have won eight of their last nine games and lead the league with 34 points. Buffalo’s Chad Johnson made 29 saves, including 15 in the third period.
SHARKS 3, PENGUINS 1
Brent Burns scored twice for San Jose, and Patrick Marleau got his 1,000th career point. Marleau became the 83rd NHL player to reach 1,000 points with an assist on Burns’ first goal 7:54 into the game. Burns has seven goals this year, and the Sharks have won the first five games of a season-high six-game trip that ends tonight against Columbus. Sharks defenseman Paul Martin scored his first goal of the season and had an assist against his old team. Phil Kessel scored his seventh of the season for Pittsburgh. Marc-Andre Fleury made 26 saves.
CANUCKS 6, BLACKHAWKS 3
Daniel Sedin had three goals and an assist and twin brother Henrik Sedin added a goal and four assists, leading Vancouver to the win. Daniel Sedin’s ninth goal of the season snapped a 3-3 tie at 14:35 of the third, and he scored again just two minutes later. Alexandre Burrows added an empty-netter with 38 seconds left as Vancouver stopped a four-game slide. It was Sedin’s first hat trick since Dec. 6, 2011, against Colorado. Henrik set a career high for points and matched his career best for assists, accomplished three times previously. Jonathan Toews had a goal and an assist for the Blackhawks, and Ryan Garbutt and Artem Anisimov also scored. Patrick Kane assisted on Anisimov’s tying goal at 12:20 of the third, running his career-best point streak to 16 games. He has 10 goals and 16 assists in the surge.
RED WINGS 4, BLUES 3, OT
Teemu Pulkkinen scored 4:41 into overtime, lifting Detroit to the victory. Pavel Datsyuk, Luke Glendening and Dylan Larkin also scored and Jimmy Howard made 30 saves for the Red Wings. Detroit has won three of its last four, including a 3-2 win at home over Los Angeles on Friday night. Kyle Brodziak, Jori Lehtera and Vladimir Tarasenko scored for St. Louis, and Jake Allen made 28 saves. The Blues have lost four of six.
RANGERS 5, PANTHERS 4, OT
Rick Nash scored 2:01 into overtime for his third goal of the game, lifting the Rangers to the road win. Mats Zuccarello and Viktor Stalberg scored in the third period to put the Rangers ahead 4-2. Henrik Lundqvist made 39 saves as New York bounced back after a loss at Tampa Bay on Thursday night snapped its nine-game winning streak. Jaromir Jagr, Aleksander Barkov, Jussi Jokinen and Nick Bjugstad scored for the Panthers. Roberto Luongo stopped 26 shots.
CAPITALS 7, AVALANCHE 3
Alex Ovechkin scored one of Washington’s four goals in the first, leading the Capitals to the win. Evgeny Kuznetsov had two assists before adding his seventh goal of the season in the third period, providing Washington some insurance. Jason Chimera had three assists, Ovechkin also added a late assist in a three-goal third period, and Dmitry Orlov and Nate Schmidt got their first goals of the season for the Caps. Colorado goaltender Reto Berra gave up four goals for the third straight game and was replaced after the first period by Calvin Pickard. Nathan MacKinnon scored his ninth goal of the season for the Avalanche, who allowed seven goals for the first time this season.
LIGHTNING 5, DUCKS 0
Steven Stamkos had two goals and an assist for Tampa Bay, and Ben Bishop made 30 saves. Nikita Kucherov, Brian Boyle and Jonathan Marchessault also scored for the Lightning, who had 21 goals over their previous 13 games. The Ducks completed a four-game road trip at 2-2. It was Bishop’s first shutout this season.
BRUINS 2, MAPLE LEAFS 0
Zdeno Chara scored at 16:17 of the third period and Tuukka Rask held on for his second shutout of the season, powering Boston to the victory. Boston outshot Toronto 37-22, but goaltender James Reimer kept the Maple Leafs in the game. Brad Marchand added an empty-net goal in the final seconds, sending the Bruins to consecutive home wins for the first time this season. Reimer had 35 saves, but he was unable to stop Chara’s slap shot from the left circle. Zach Trotman and Matt Beleskey assisted on Chara’s third goal of the season. It was Rask’s 28th career shutout.
SENATORS 4, FLYERS 0
Mike Hoffman had a goal and an assist for Ottawa, and Craig Anderson made 36 saves for his second consecutive shutout. Mika Zibanejad, Milan Michalek and Kyle Turris also scored for the Senators. Anderson helped Ottawa beat Columbus 3-0 on Thursday night. Steve Mason made 27 saves for the Flyers, who lost 1-0 at home to San Jose two nights ago. The Senators had a 3-0 lead after two periods.
JETS 3, COYOTES 2
Chris Thorburn scored a short-handed goal with 8:51 left, lifting Winnipeg to the victory. Mark Scheifele and Dustin Byfuglien also scored to help the Jets earn consecutive wins for the first time since Oct. 31. Winnipeg goaltender Ondrej Pavelec left after two periods due to a lower-body injury. He stopped 20 of the 22 shots before Michael Hutchinson earned the win in relief by stopping seven third-period shots. Shane Doan and Connor Murphy had powerplay goals in the first period for Arizona. Anders Lindback made 20 saves. — AP
MINNESOTA: Nashville Predators center Mike Fisher (12) hits Minnesota Wild left wing Thomas Vanek, right, of Austria, during the first period of an NHL hockey game in St. Paul, Minn, Saturday. — AP